|Hans Rosling on global population growth - TED.com|
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; demo; global issues; poverty; prediction; presentation; TED@Cannes; 2010
|Bruce Bueno de Mesquita predicts Iran's future - TED.com|
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita uses mathematical analysis to predict (very often correctly) such messy human events as war, political power shifts, Intifada ... After a crisp explanation of how he does it, he offers three predictions on the future of Iran.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; math; politics; prediction; technology; war; TED2009; 2009
|Ray Kurzweil: A university for the coming singularity - TED.com|
Ray Kurzweil's latest graphs show that technology's breakneck advances will only accelerate -- recession or not. He unveils his new project, Singularity University, to study oncoming tech and guide it to benefit humanity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; computers; education; future; nanoscale; prediction; science; technology; 2009
|Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future - TED.com|
MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innovations he foresaw in the 1970s and 1980s that were scoffed at then but are ubiquitous today. And he leaves you with one last (absurd? brilliant?) prediction for the coming 30 years.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; computers; future; innovation; intelligence; interface design; prediction; technology; TED2014; 2014
|Didier Sornette: How we can predict the next financial crisis - TED.com|
The 2007-2008 financial crisis, you might think, was an unpredictable one-time crash. But Didier Sornette and his Financial Crisis Observatory have plotted a set of early warning signs for unstable, growing systems, tracking the moment when any bubble is about to pop. (And he's seeing it happen again, right now.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; global issues; prediction; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013